Compliance Monitoring of the Juvenile Justice Reform Act of 2018

The Division of Criminal Justice monitors compliance with the Core Requirements of the Juvenile Justice Reform Act (JJRA) of 2018 (formerly the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA)). The purpose of this law is to provide a comprehensive, coordinated, and evidence-based approach to the problems of juvenile delinquency.  

The Core Requirements of the JJRA include:

  1. Deinstitutionalization of Status Offenders
  2. Sight and Sound Separation of Juveniles and Adult Inmates
  3. Jail Removal

All of these provide protections to juveniles that are detained or confined in a variety of facility types.  It is incumbent upon all agencies and departments to assist the state in maintaining compliance, to assure safe and appropriate holding of juveniles, and to retain these funds for juvenile justice programming.  Failure to maintain compliance with these core requirements could result in a decrease in OJJDP Title II Formula funding to the Division of Criminal Justice (DCJ). 

Laws & Regulations

State

  • Colorado H.B. 18-1156 - Holding Limitations for Truants
  • Colorado Children’s Code (2018) Under the Colorado Revised Statutes (C.R.S.) both Titles 18 and 19 define and address issues of detaining juveniles
  • Colorado H.B. 06-1112 - Authority given to DCJ to conduct JJDPA compliance monitoring and the option to fine Sheriffs and Police Chiefs $1000 for not allowing the Division to conduct compliance monitoring. 
  • State Definitions 
  • Duties of the Division C.R.S. 24-33.5-503 (2017)

Colorado’s Policy, Procedures, & Guidance

 

    Colorado’s Compliance Monitoring Policy and Procedures

    Guidance Documents

    Documents currently under revision.

    Forms and Certifications

    Forms

    Valid Court Order Forms

    Title II Formula Compliance Monitoring Annual Plans & Reports

     

      Compliance Monitoring Plans

      Coming soon!

      Partners, Resources, & Facilities

      Facilities

      • Facility Types and Classifications
        • Youthful Offender System CRS 18-1.3-407 and CRS 18-1.3-407.5 Overview (2019) 

        Colorado’s 2019-20 CM Monitoring Universe

        • Police departments
        • County sheriff's offices and jails
        • Juvenile detention and correctional facilities
        • Colorado court holding facilities
        • Colorado Youthful Offender System (YOS)
        • Colorado adult prisons
        • Juvenile Assessment Centers (JAC)

        (as of 6-17-20)

        For more information, contact Colorado's JJDPA/JJRA Compliance Monitor

        Mona L. Barnes

        Division of Criminal Justice (DCJ)
        Office of Adult and Juvenile Justice Assistance (OAJJA)
        Colorado JJDPA/JJRA Compliance Monitor 
        Work Cell: 720.584.2434
        E-mail: monal.barnes@state.co.us